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Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique – Wilmington, IL

Minimally Invasive Reversal of Gum Recession

Gum disease can cause many different symptoms, with one of the most common and noticeable being gum recession. As the gums gradually pull away from the teeth, the roots become exposed, leading to a heightened risk of damage, sensitivity, and infection. Using a unique form of gum disease therapy in Wilmington known as the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique, our team can eliminate the need for highly invasive and drastic treatment that requires a lengthy recovery and instead, gently reposition the existing gum tissue. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with our in-house periodontist.

Why Choose Grand Dental – Wilmington for the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique?

How Does the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique Work?

Illustration of gum recession, may require Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique in Wilmington

Traditionally, gum recession is addressed by the use of scalpels and sutures, which are used to graft tissue onto the gums. The Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique is a much less invasive treatment.

A dentist in Wilmington inserts a small needle into the gum tissue (thus creating a “pinhole”), which is then stretched just enough to loosen it up. Our periodontist then shifts the tissue to cover a greater portion of the exposed tooth root.

There are no sutures required, a fact that makes recovery as easy as possible.

Uses of the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique

Smiling patient at appointment for Chao Pinhole® treatment

A periodontist may recommend the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique to address a patient’s gum recession.

This pulling back of the gum tissue often occurs as a result of overly enthusiastic tooth brushing, smoking, incorrect oral hygiene, gum disease, bruxism (teeth grinding), genetics, or hormonal changes.

With the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique, we can treat several areas of gum recession in a single appointment. This is in contrast to traditional gum grafting, which can often take multiple visits and requires a significantly longer recovery time.

Benefits of the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique

Man enjoying benefits of Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique

The Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique offers outstanding benefits that cannot be achieved with other periodontal therapy solutions. Instead of relying on invasive instruments, the process is completed using a small needle and other specialized tools.

Other advantages include: